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Are Heart Burn And Upper Neck Pain Related?

after reading that omeprozol can lead to heart attacks I have stopped using it daily (20mg). I now have terrible heartburn and I also have a sharp pain in my upper neck. i am not sure if the two syptoms are related? What can I do to end the content heartburn?
Thu, 23 Jul 2015
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Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Yes, heart burn if severe can cause throat pain.
By your history and description, possibility of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is more in your case. It is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter.
Because of this the acid of the stomach tends to come up in the esophagus and cause throat pain and central burning chest pain.
Along with drugs, for better symptomatic relief, following lifestyle modifications are required.
Avoid stress and tension. Avoid hot and spicy food. Avoid junk food. Drink plenty of fluids orally. Avoid large meals, instead take frequent small meals.
Avoid alcohol and smoking if you have these habits.
Don't worry, you will be alright.
Hope I have solved your query.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
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Are Heart Burn And Upper Neck Pain Related?

Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic. I can understand your concern. Yes, heart burn if severe can cause throat pain. By your history and description, possibility of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is more in your case. It is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter. Because of this the acid of the stomach tends to come up in the esophagus and cause throat pain and central burning chest pain. Along with drugs, for better symptomatic relief, following lifestyle modifications are required. Avoid stress and tension. Avoid hot and spicy food. Avoid junk food. Drink plenty of fluids orally. Avoid large meals, instead take frequent small meals. Avoid alcohol and smoking if you have these habits. Don t worry, you will be alright. Hope I have solved your query. Wish you good health. Thanks.